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Virginia Congressional District 15 is an obsolete congressional district. It was eliminated in 1853 after the 1850 U.S. Census. Its last Congressman was Sherrard Clemens.

List of Representatives

Representative Lived Party Term Note
District created: March 4, 1793
James Madison (1751-1836) Anti-Administration March 4, 1793 - March 3, 1795 Redistricted from the 5th district
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1795 - March 3, 1797
John Dawson (1762-1814) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1797 - March 3, 1803 Redistricted to the 10th district
John Randolph (1773-1833) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1803 - March 3, 1813 Redistricted from the 7th district, Defeated
John Kerr (1782-1842) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1813 - March 3, 1815 Defeated
Matthew Clay (1754-1815) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1815 - May 27, 1815 Died
Vacant May 28, 1815 - October 29, 1815 Special election
John Kerr (1782-1842) Democratic-Republican October 30, 1815 - March 3, 1817 Retired
William J. Lewis (1766-1828) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1817 - March 3, 1819 Retired
George Tucker (1775-1861) Democratic-Republican March 4, 1819 - March 3, 1823 Redistricted to the 6th district
John S. Barbour (1790-1855) Crawford D-R March 4, 1823 - March 3, 1825
Jacksonian March 4, 1825 - March 3, 1833 Retired
Edward Lucas (1780-1858) Jacksonian March 4, 1833 - March 3, 1837 Retired
James M. Mason (1798-1871) Democratic March 4, 1837 - March 3, 1839

Retired

William Lucas (1800-1877) Democratic March 4, 1839 - March 3, 1841 Defeated
Richard W. Barton (1800-1859) Whig March 4, 1841 - March 3, 1843 Defeated
Lewis Steenrod (1810-1862) Democratic March 4, 1843 - March 3, 1845 Redistricted from the 21st district, Retired
William G. Brown (1800-1884) Democratic March 4, 1845 - March 3, 1849 Defeated
Alexander Newman (1804-1849) Democratic March 4, 1849 - September 8, 1849 Died
Vacant September 9, 1849 - November 7, 1849 Special election
Thomas S. Haymond (1794-1869) Whig November 8, 1849 - March 3, 1851 Defeated
George W. Thompson (1806-1888) Democratic March 4, 1851 - July 30, 1852 Appt. as Circuit Court judge
Vacant July 31, 1852 - December 5, 1852 Special election
Sherrard Clemens (1820-1881) Democratic December 6, 1852 - March 3, 1853 Retired
District eliminated in 1853

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